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Sport Production Summit: Sky Production Services, MAMA Youth Project and HBS’ Broadcast Academy to speak on diversity in broadcast

SVG Europe is excited to announce the speaker line-up for its Sport Production Summit session, Widening the Playing Field – Achieving Greater Diversity in Sports Broadcasting. MAMA Youth Project founder and chief executive, Bob Clarke, Sky Production Services’ director, Inga Ruehl, and HBS’ Broadcast Academy acting head, Ekta Hutton, will tell the audience how they […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: BBC Sport goes for ubiquitous tennis coverage and complex storytelling

After the massive changes made to broadcasting services last year at Wimbledon Championships by Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS), this year BBC Sport expanded on its coverage, both in quantity and quality. Ron Chakraborty, lead executive, major events at BBC Sport, spoke to SVG Europe at Wimbledon about how BBC Sport’s tests last year with UHD […]  More

EBU Members report huge European audiences for FIFA Women’s World Cup

EBU Members have reported record audience figures and coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, signalling a landmark moment for women’s sport. Europe’s public service broadcasters have brought the excitement, action and goals of this thrilling tournament to millions, free-to-air, both those within Eurovision Sport’s 38 territory contract and those with individual agreements. Initial […]  More

Disguise powers AR broadcast at opening ceremony of 2019 Pakistan Super League

At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium the 2019 Pakistan Super League was opened with an augmented reality (AR) infused broadcast. The Pakistan Super League Opening Ceremony featured a disco scene, flying F16 jets, a 30 meter trophy, a robot that landed on stage, and more. The end result was a 45 minute live show with […]  More

NBA produces world’s first 5G smartphone broadcast at Summer League

In a historic first, last night’s Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards NBA Summer League game became the first live major sports production ever shot exclusively on smartphones using 5G technology. “After a successful dress rehearsal, we are a full go for the Smartphone View alternate broadcast tonight,” said Steve Hellmuth, EVP, media operations and technology, NBA Entertainment. […]  More

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Globecast helps organisers and rights holders with 4K broadcasts and VoD content

Globecast is providing contribution, distribution and video-on-demand services at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, working with both the tournament’s organisers and various rights holders. The Orange-owned company is partnering with the Egyptian Local Organising Committee (LOC), Lagardère Sports and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) throughout the competition. The range of services being supplied […]  More

Sport Production Summit: Eurosport Technology Transformation in the spotlight

SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Eurosport Senior VP technology and operations Gordon Castle will take part in a case study session at the Sport Production Summit on 12 September in the company of Ken Kerschbaumer. The session ‘Changing the Game: Eurosport in 2020 and Beyond’ will be sponsored by AJA Video Systems. It […]  More

NBA takes multiplatform approach to engaging fans

Every social media platform is a tool that sports teams and rights owners can use to engage with fans. The trick is understanding each platform’s strengths and speaking to its users in a tailored way. Speaking at the recent Hashtag Sports conference in New York City, Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, EVP, digital media, NBA, explained how […]  More

Tour de France: Immersive innovations help France Télévisions tell the story of each Stage

Jean-Maurice Ooghe is currently directing the 23rd production of the Tour de France for France Télévisions. The early Stages this week are largely benign for the peloton, before heading into the high mountains and individual time trial challenges towards the end of Week Two of the race. Over the years and thanks to the new […]  More